The Robert Rodriguez action thriller Hypnotic, starring Ben Affleck, has received a digital release on all major platforms
Director Robert Rodriguez‘s action thriller Hypnotic, which stars Ben Affleck (Air), has taken a bumpy road on its way out into the world. It was delayed by the pandemic, shut down on three separate occasions, mixed up in an insurance lawsuit, and its main financier and distributor crumbled while it was filming. The movie spent two years in post-production, without a domestic distributor in place. It finally reached theatres earlier this month, courtesy of Ketchup Entertainment – and now it has received a digital release on all major platforms! For example, Hypnotic can be viewed on Amazon at THIS LINK.
Scripted by Rodriguez (Machete) and Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island), Hypnotic sees Affleck taking on the role of a detective who finds himself spiralling down a rabbit hole while investigating a series of reality-bending crimes mysteriously connected to his missing daughter. Aided by a gifted psychic, he is pursued by a lethal specter who he believes holds the key to finding his daughter. But more rabbit holes await.
Affleck is joined in the cast by Alice Braga (I Am Legend), J.D. Pardo (Mayans MC), Hala Finley (We Can Be Heroes), Dayo Okeniyi (Shades of Blue), Jeff Fahey (Lost), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), and William Fichtner (Drive Angry).
Rodriguez has described Hypnotic as “a Hitchcock thriller on steroids… It’s that kind of a movie. A lot of twists, a lot of turns. Very exciting. It’s one of my favorite stories. I started writing it back in 2002. So it’s one of the ones I’ve had the longest that I’ve been wanting to do.”
I haven’t had a chance to see the movie yet myself, but JoBlo’s own Chris Bumbray gave the film a 7/10 review you can read HERE. Now that Hypnotic is available to watch at home, I’ll be checking it out very soon.
Will you be watching Hypnotic now that it has received a digital release? Let us know by leaving a comment below – and if you have already seen the movie, let us know what you thought of it. Is this a welcome addition to the Robert Rodriguez filmography?